F316. A Reading & Conversation with Lesley Nneka Arimah and Carmen Maria Machado, Sponsored by The Authors Guild
Ballroom C & D, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story collection What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. She was also a finalist for a National Magazine Award and the Caine Prize, and won the African Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award, among other honors. Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Kirkus Prize, and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize. Her stories have appeared in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. The reading & conversation will be moderated by Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls.
Richard Russo is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. The author of nine novels and two short story collections, he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for Empire Falls. His most recent novel is Everybody's Fool, and most recent short story collection is Trajectory: Stories. He lives with his wife in Portland, Maine.
Carmen Maria Machado is the author of Her Body and Other Parties and the forthcoming memoir House in Indiana. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Guernica, NPR Books, and elsewhere. She’s a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Clarion SF&F Writers' Workshop.
Lesley Nneka Arimah was born in the UK and grew up in Nigeria and wherever else her father was stationed for work. She has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award and the Caine Prize, a winner of the African Commonwealth Short Story Prize and an O. Henry Award. In 2017 the National Book Foundation named her a “5 Under 35” honoree, and her story collection What It Means When a Man Fall from the Sky won the Kirkus Prize for Fiction. She lives in Minneapolis.